Windows cannot find "Idconfig"

By sneportugal
May 19, 2008
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  1. In trying to resolve a grafics card problem, I was instructed to "Run" 'Idconfig' to eliminate the problem. When I did so the result was: "Windows cannot find 'Idconfig'.
    I have seached several places to try to find out how to deal with this, but as yet I am batting "0". I could not get the Microsoft site to find anything. My OS system is XP Home.

    sne
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Unless they meant IPCONFIG
    but this is for network analysis
  3. sneportugal

    sneportugal Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for your prompt response. I seem to be getting the same reaction from everyone. No one has heard of 'Idconfig'.

    Have a good day.
    sne
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    http://www.j-sim.org/javadoc/drcl/inet/contract/IDConfig.html

    http://linux.about.com/cs/linux101/g/ldconfig.htm

    Sometimes you just have to look. No spelling corrections were made on quoted text.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,275   +280

    These are Linux / Unix tools :)
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    Maybe that's why Windows can't identify it! Could be the user has a graphics program that is not based on the Windows platform.

    All I did was identify what 3 people said they never heard of.
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,275   +280

    Instructed from where or by whom? Some 'help' feature, online chat with support,
    some friend.

    Is it possible that you got the info from a website but didn't notice the environment was Linux?
  8. sneportugal

    sneportugal Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    rerun 'ldconfig'

    You are exactly right about me not noticing, or knowing the difference, that it was a Linux forum answer. I am trying to learn about these things, and it takes a little time. Thank you again for your response.

    sne
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    So it would appears that identifying IDConfig was of help after all.
  10. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,327   +49

    check and search the website of your graphics card manufacturer, or if integrated video, your motherboard manufacturer
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